Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) host compatibility and vector competency for the human myositic parasite Trachipleistophora hominis (Phylum Microspora).

@article{Weidner1999MosquitoC,
  title={Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) host compatibility and vector competency for the human myositic parasite Trachipleistophora hominis (Phylum Microspora).},
  author={Earl H Weidner and Elizabeth U. Canning and C Roxanne Rutledge and Chanda L. Meek},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1999},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={522-5}
}
Microsporidian spores of Trachipleistophora hominis Hollister, isolated from a human, readily infected larval stages of both Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say sensu lato and Culex quinque-fasciatus Say. Mosquito infections with T. hominis were located, primarily, in abdominal muscles in segment numbers 4 through 6; other spores were found in the hemocoel and proboscis. Nearly 50% of the infected mosquito larvae survived to the adult stage. Spores recovered from adult mosquitoes were inoculated into… CONTINUE READING